Tax Assessor / Collector


Effective Monday, March 23, 2020 All Ellis County Tax Offices will be closed to the public for face-to-face transactions until further notice. The Tax Office will continue to process mail-in transactions for both motor vehicle and property tax services. We will also continue to assist our customers by telephone and e-mail. Vehicle Registrations can be made online at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and Property Tax Payments can be made online at

Phone numbers for Tax Office locations:

Waxahachie - 972-825-5150

Ennis - 972-825-5390

Midlothian - 972-825-5600

We appreciate your understanding. Notice Document


It is the duty of the Tax Assessor and Collector to assess and collect for the county all taxes imposed on property within the county. The Assessor and Collector is required to make bank deposits and reports according to the terms of several statutes.

Motor Vehicle Registration

The Tax Assessor and Collector is designated by statute as the agent for the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles for collection of motor vehicle fees. Under the registration statutes, every owner of a motor vehicle is required to register it with the tax assessor in the county in which the owner resides.